From marriage to career transitions to injuries, our 2018 cover stars have had a busy year.
Find out what they've been up to since they graced the cover of Pointe and what they're aiming for in 2019.
American Ballet Theatre's Betsy McBride
Photo by Jayme Thornton for Pointe
New Year's Resolutions: School and Self-Care
My New Year's resolutions are to complete my Associate of Science degree, sleep more, and slow down from time to time to appreciate the little things in life.
Life Updates: Star Studded Performances
Since appearing on Pointe's cover, I performed in the New York Ballet Stars Gala in Cape Town, South Africa in honor of Mignon Furman. I also performed in a very exciting Balanchine Tribute Festival at City Center with American Ballet Theatre alongside Joffrey Ballet, The Mariinsky Ballet, Miami City Ballet, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet and San Francisco Ballet.
McBride also recently got engaged to longtime boyfriend and former ABT dancer Simon Wexler.
You can read our February/March 2018 cover story on Betsy McBride here.
This is Pointe's April/May 2018 Cover Story. You can subscribe to the magazine here, or click here to purchase this issue.
If you are a dance lover in South Korea, EunWon Lee is a household name. The delicate ballerina and former principal at the Korean National Ballet danced every major classical role to critical acclaim, including Odette/Odile, Giselle, Kitri, Nikiya and Gamzatti. Then, at the peak of her career, Lee left it all behind.
In 2016, she moved to Washington, DC, to join The Washington Ballet. The company of 26 is unranked, making Lee simply a dancer—not a soloist, not a principal and not a star, like she was back home.
"I try to challenge myself, and always I had the urge to widen my experience and continue to improve," she says one blustery winter day after company class, still glowing from the exertion of honing, stretching and strengthening. "When I had a chance to work with Julie Kent, I didn't hesitate."